Thursday, September 1, 2011

Curb Side Recycler???

This entry will should make some of my Blogging/Furniture Flipping Idols SOOO Jealous

So this afternoon was a little hectic, had go straight to a viewing after work, I had a brain freeze & couldn't remember exactly what street the funeral home was on, tried to pull up the obit on my smart slow phone while driving...never got it, realized I had the paper in the car so found it, driving on.... get stopped by a S-L-O-W train then miss the turn off & have to drive a full city block to turn this point, I'm beyond frustrated...when low & behold, I see this beauty sitting at the curb waiting to be found by me instead of doomed for the dump... she is glorious, I probably would have paid for her but FREE, oh yes doing the happy dance but not in the funeral home.
now, she has a very wide (unusually wide) seat bottom and she kind of reminds me of a her name is Comice 'cuz they are my favorite-est pear ever (coming into season mid-October, I just asked about them this morning)

AND all the finish has already been stripped off, that's a naked pear right there, SWEET!

I'm still doing the Zumba Happy Dance- uh huh, uh huh, Go Go Get It Get It

Right around the corner from the Funeral Home is 1 of my "Gettin' Places"- Asset Recylcing, swung in there to see what Spray Paint they had for $1/can JACKPOT and a big bag of Unsanded Grout to mix my own Chalk-Board paint, not to be confused with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint which I am furiously trying to copy.  Here's what I got, guess how much I paid???? Come On Guess!!

$9 bucks for everything, 7 cans of Spray Paint: 3 O.R.B, Satin Nickle, Black, Spray Poly all Rustoleaum & 1 can Valspar in Blue; 2lbs of grout, 2 ORB drawer pulls & a funky brush I'm hoping will work as a Wax Brush.

Now here are a few other free things I've picked up in the last week (in my poor little Ford Focus) both are going to be display shelves in my Flea Market Booth, ironically called "Treasures"

the wood case came from Craigslist & the metal IKEA-like metal CD rack from curb-side recycling both from 5-mins from work in Broad Ripple...that odd gray yellow thing is my backseat bench I had to unlatch to fit the wood case in... just let me careful when you go unlatching a seatbench that usually carry your messy boys....ICCKKK-nasty  but it's now clean & tidy under there...

side notes--after trying unsuccessfully to get the wood case in my Focus, the gifters came out (still laughing hysterically, they said they weren't but I would have been so I think they were) I introduced myself and told her about my blog & what I was gonna do with it...she said, I think the glass shelves & doors are still in the basement..I said, let me know & I'll swing back by to get them...sure enough, she found them that night & I picked them up

My friend at work also lives in the area & does nightly walks, she told me where to find the CD rack, I love it... she saw some chandeliers the other night but when I went to grab them, they were already gone, WAH WAH WOHHH

Until the next Hunt (that's be Saturday at Goodwill Outlet's Super Saturday Sale)
-Amy, the Thrifty Treasure Hunter


  1. Hi Amy!

    Not sure how I got here, but here I am! :)

    I don't see the followers app on your sidebar, although the word is there :(

    I'm also a single mother of two, but I live way up north, in a large city just outside of Toronto.

    Get that followers button up and I'll be sure to follow along.

    Have a wonderful long weekend.


    P.S. also turn off the word verification, it scares people away.

  2. so glad you got even if it was like Alice thru the Looking Glass, I made the changes, I hope I did it right?!?! I love your site too!!

  3. I really wish I was curb side lucky like you! What great finds!!